US Ambassador calls on COAS, briefs about new US Policy

APP113-23 RAWALPINDI: August 23 - David Hale, US Ambassador to Pakistan called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. APP

RAWALPINDI, Aug 23 (APP): US Ambassador to Pakistan, David
Hale called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa
at GHQ on Wednesday and briefed him about the new US Policy.
The ambassador said that US valued Pakistan’s role in the
war against terror and was seeking cooperation from it to resolve
the Afghan issue, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
statement issued here said.
The COAS said that peace in Afghanistan was as important for
Pakistan as for any other country. “We have done a lot towards that
end and shall keep on doing our best, not to appease anyone but in
line with our national interest and national policy, he added.
The Army Chief said that Pakistan was not looking for any
material or financial assistance from the USA, but trust,
understanding and acknowledgement of its contributions.
Collaboration and synergy of effort between all stakeholders is the
key to success to bring this long drawn war in Afghanistan to
its logical conclusion, he added.

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